May 28th, 2008
Continuing on with the hip-hop tip, Seattle’s Champagne Champagne will be playing their first all ages show tonight at El Corazon. Champagne2 is comprised of former Blood Brothers drummer Mark Gajadhar (“Gajamagic“) on beats and Pearl Dragon on vocals. I don’t know where he comes from—probably the 80s.
You might also be interested to know that Gajadhar is drumming in BB-spinoff Past Lives, a delicious rock outfit quickly making a name for itself (that band will be playing the Nectar June 8th with Truckasauras). He kindly offers drum lessons with regularity. You should take him up on it.
As for the bubbly group and their rapper, take a listen to a few of their tunes. “What’s Your Fantasy” is an awesome disco-inflected tune Prince would be jealous of, and “Molly Ringwald” will appease many post-pubescent John Hughes fans (obv). Pearl Dragon’s influences:
Dead Prez meets Mosdef kicked by Kurt Cobain spit on by Outkast shit on by Jimmy Hendrix stabbed by Will Smith blessed by Spank Rock loved on by David Bowie impregnated Ziggy Stardust.
That sounds freaking awesome. Can I get summadat?